Virtual Reality has been the buzzword at tech events for the last few years, and we’ve seen numerous VR headsets and cameras at this year’s MWC event. Most of the VR headsets are heading to consumers soon while some are in the pre-orders stage, the buzz has been moved to 360 cameras.
Samsung unveiled its Gear 360 Spherical VR Camera at its MWC event alongside the flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and the company has now revealed the price of the most amazing gadget. The Gear 360 is priced at $350 though; it’s not a big deal for those who are looking for a 360-degree action camera.
The Gear 360 Spherical VR Camera is equipped with dual 15MP fisheye lenses mounted at 195-degree angle that allows users to capture nearly 4K resolution (3840 x 1920 resolutions) 360-degree videos and 30MP still images. Each of the individual lenses captures 180-degrees horizontally and vertically, and by the way allowing you stitch together seamless 360-degree videos. You can also use one of the Gear’s lenses to capture wide-angle video and shots (2560 x 1440 resolutions). In addition to shooting vivid day images, the Gear 360’s bright, f/2.0 lenses enable the camera to work in low-light environments. To help with staging, the Gear 360 comes with its own built-in tripod.
Samsung Gear 360 Spherical VR Camera key features:
- Dual 15MP CMOS Sensors
- Dual f/2.0 Fisheye Lenses
- 3840 x 1920 Video Recording at 30 fps
- 30MP Still Images in Dual Lens Mode
- Dual & Single Lens Modes
- Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & NFC
- Supports microSD Card Up to 128GB
- Google Street View Compatible
The Gear 360 will be going on sale in the Q2 2016. It should be available by the end of June. Still considering the LG 360 Cam, which costs you $200, then you’ve to re-consider, as the Samsung Gear 360 is better than the former by all means. Start saving those pretty pennies starting today!